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How to replicate IIS setup between two Windows 2003 servers separated by a firewall?

We have 4 Windows 2003 IIS servers all serviced by a common http load balancer.     I'd like to establish an IIS settings replication scheme.   I've read through the article explaining the Microsoft Metabase backup/restore/replication scripts at http://www.modhul.com/2007/08/16/replicate-the-iis6-metabase-between-nodes/ 

A couple of questions, please?
1.   The servers in question are separated by firewalls (more than one) and cannot directly attach to one another -- I would think that the direct copy method won't work.   There is a common share.  Is there some way there I can put in backup into that share and distribute it from there?
2.  I've no experience with IIS metabase backup.  Do I also need to establish replication schemes for replicatiing web content and OS level permissions?

Thank you.
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I meant to close this question as I had already found an answer -- sorry!   Thank you for responding.

The application servers are separated by firewalls over which I have no control.   Direct communications just isn't a reliable option.

A Daily backup isn't required - the sites change very infrequently.   I did want to find a way to replicate the IIS site information between servers.

It turns out that the GUI interface has the options: GUI IIS task Save Configuration to file and new Web Site from file.   The combination of those options (first option on existing old and the second on the new server) provides sufficient functionality for now.

Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP and was released in four editions: Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter. It also had derivative versions for clusters, storage and Microsoft’s Small Business Server. Important upgrades included integrating Internet Information Services (IIS), improvements to Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP), and the migration to Automated System Recovery (ASR).

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